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Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is dead 6 MIN, 30 SEC

The South Korean group Samsung is already battling Apple over patents in the US Supreme Court. Now Samsung's so-called "iPhone killer" — the Note7 smart phone — has been scrapped altogether after a series of explosions. Tim Bradshaw is tech reporter for the Financial Times.

Guests:
Tim Bradshaw, Financial Times (@tim)

The political fallout from Trump's "grope and brag" 33 MIN, 22 SEC

Across the country, Republicans up for re-election are caught between voters who helped nominate Donald Trump and those who can't stand him. House Speaker Paul Ryan has liberated GOP members from the mandate to support their nominee for the White House. Donald Trump says, "the shackles are off" and he's threatening retaliation in what's become a war within his own party. The possible consequences include: a victory for Hillary Clinton; a loss of Republican power on Capitol Hill and widespread public alienation. 

Guests:
Siobhan Hughes, Wall Street Journal (@siobhanehughes)
Cliff Schecter, Daily Beast (@cliffschecter)
David Carney, GOP strategist (@granitewinger)
Thomas A. Saenz, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (@ThomasASaenz)
Peter Schorsch, FloridaPolitics.com (@SaintPetersblog)

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WSJ/NBC News poll on Clinton leading Trump after Trump tape revelation
Hughes on Ryan's rebuff of Trump putting the Speaker in a bind

The psychological impact of US torture 10 MIN, 4 SEC

In the aftermath of September 11, during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, legal advisors in the George W. Bush Administration signed off on so-called "enhanced interrogation" techniques to gather intelligence. They argued that it wasn't "torture" because there would not be long-term physical or psychological damage. But nobody in the government has bothered to check to make sure that was true.


Photo by Mike Benedetti

Now the New York Times has published the first in a series of reports, "How US Torture Left a Legacy of Damaged Minds." The author is investigative reporter James Risen.

Guests:
James Risen, New York Times

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